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NRC Issues Draft Revision to Guidance on Radiological Emergency Response Planning

The NRC has issued a draft Revision 2 of NUREG-0654/FEMA-Rep-1, “Criteria for Preparation and Evaluation of Radiological Emergency Response Plans and Preparedness in Support of Nuclear Power Plants.”  The NRC and FEMA use NUREG-0654 to evaluate emergency plans for nuclear plant licensees and state and local governments within the emergency planning zone around nuclear plants.  The new revision updates the document to reflect changes in NRC and FEMA regulations as well as advances in methods for responding to radiological incidents.  Comments on the draft Revision 2 are due by August 27, 2015.

To view the Federal Register notice, click here.

To view NUREG-0654, Revision 2, click here.